Australia was forced to make changes to their batting combinations after David Warner sustained a groin injury in the 2nd ODI against India. The reckless opener was ruled out for the following T20I series and also missed the opening game of the Test. With doubts about the player’s availability for the Boxing Day Test, the left-handed was seen playing cricket with his daughter.
David Warner Injury: Batsman resumes batting practice with daughter
The star batsman hoped to make his highly anticipated comeback with the upcoming Boxing Day test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. However, his admission still seems quite unlikely given the nature of his injury. Despite an extensive rehabilitation program, the likelihood that the player can be considered fit for the match is very small.
David Warner was flown to Melbourne after the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney and was recently spotted playing cricket with his family. The cricketer’s wife, Candice Warner, used her Twitter account to share the 34-year-old’s battle video. The dynamic batsman plays a lot of cricket in the backyard with his daughters, and this was yet another occasion where he bonded with his daughter while also enjoying his favorite sport.
Daughter of David Warner: Indi Rae shows her decisiveness in backyard cricket
Earlier this year, the Australian cricketer shared a spinet of his young daughter playing cricket. In the video shared by David Warner, Indi Rae hit the ball confidently. Candice Warner put on the coach’s hat as she gave throwdowns in the adorable video.
David Warner Injury: The star opener is unlikely to appear in the second test either
The Australian team is also expected to keep their eleven plays for the Melbourne Test. In conversation with the Australian sports radio network SENDavid Warner had hinted about returning for Boxing Day. However, it seems that due to his groin injury, the player has to sit out for another crucial encounter. Matthew Wade and Joe Burns will have one more chance to prove their mettle at the top and hold their respective positions after David Warner enters the team.
India vs Australia 2020: Battle Gets Fiercer
The hosts claimed an extended win in the opening game and will continue their dominant run. With Virat Kohli also flying back to India for the birth of his first child, the Indian think tank has much to ponder ahead of the crucial match. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the squad in the absence of Virat Kohli, and the visitors will try to bounce back after the pink-ball Test debacle.
India vs Australia 2020: India vs Australia schedule
2nd Test India vs Australia – Melbourne Cricket Ground between December 26 and December 30
India vs Australia 3rd Test – Sydney Cricket Ground between January 7 and January 11
India vs Australia 4th Test – The Gabba between January 15th and January 19th
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